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Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex .

Picture format:

24 x 36mm (standard 35mm (135) film format)

Lens mount:

Nikon F mount


Nikkor lenses having CPU contacts, AI-S-type Nikkor lenses*, AI-Nikkor lenses * and AI-modified Nikkor lenses* *With limitation. See notes below

Focus modes:

Autofocus, and manual focus with electronic rangefinder

Autofocus mode:

Focus-Priority Single autofocus and Focus-Priority Continuous autofocus

Autofocus detection system:

TTL phase detection system using Nikon Advanced AM200 autofocus module.

Autofocus detection range:

Approx. EV -1 to 19 (ISO 100).

Autofocus lock:

Possible once a subject is in focus in Focus-Priority Single autofocus; in Focus-Priority Continuous autofocus, focus can be locked by using AE-L/AF-L lever when AF-L function is set .

Electronic Rangefinder:

Available in manual focus mode with an AF Nikkor and other AI-type Nikkor lenses with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster

Exposure metering:

Three types of exposure metering systems - Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Metering and Spot Metering

Reflex mirror:

Instant-return type; lockup lever provided

Metering range:

EV 0 to 19 (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens) for Matrix and Center-Weighted Metering; EV 4 to 19 (at ISO 100) for Spot Metering

Exposure meter:

Activated by lightly pressing shutter release button; stays on for approx. 8 sec. after lifting finger from button

Exposure modes:

Programmed Auto (PM, P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S), Aperture-Priority Auto (A) and Manual (M) modes.  

Programmed Auto exposure control:

Both shutter speed and aperture are set automatically; Flexible Program in one EV step increments possible.

Shutter-Priority Auto exposure control:

Aperture automatically selected to match manually set shutter speed

Aperture-Priority Auto exposure control :

Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually selected aperture

Manual exposure control:

Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually

Exposure compensation:

Possible using exposure compensation button within ± 5 EV range in 1/3 EV steps

Auto exposure lock:

Available by sliding the AE lock lever while the meter is on

Auto exposure bracketing:

3 or 5 frames can be taken of the same subject using a variety of exposures (with compensation degree of 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV between each frame)


Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

Shutter release:

Electromagnetic type

Shutter speeds:

Lithium niobate oscillator-controlled speeds from 1/2000 to 30 sec.; stepless in Programmed auto and Aperture-Priority auto exposure modes; one EV steps in Shutter-Priority auto and Manual exposure modes; Electromagnetically controlled long exposure at B setting


Fixed eyelevel pentaprism high-eyepoint type; 0.75X magnification with 50mm lens at infinity; 92% frame coverage


Approx. 18mm

Eyepiece cover:

Model DK-5 (provided) prevents stray light from entering viewfinder

Focusing screen:

Fixed Nikon advanced B-type BriteView screen with central focus brackets for autofocus operation

Film speed range:

ISO 25 to ISO 5000 for DX-coded film; ISO 6 to ISO 6400 for manual setting

Film speed setting:

Auto for DX-coded films and manual setting available


Electronically controlled; timer duration can be selected between 2 and 30 sec. in one sec. increments; blinking LED indicates self-timer operation; two-shot self-timer is possible; can cancel at any time

Reflex mirror:

Automatic, instant-return type

Flash sync control:

Normal Sync, Slow Sync and Rear-Curtain Sync provided

Built-in TTL flash:

Guide number: 43 (at ISO 100, 20°C, ft.); angle of coverage: 28mm lens or longer; TTL auto flash including automatic balanced Fill-Flash is possible

Flash synchronization:

In Programmed auto or Aperture-Priority auto, shutter operates 1/125 to 1/60 sec. (or 1/(focal length) in use at lens focal length less than 60mm) in normal sync or 1/125 to 30 sec. in Slow Sync; in Shutter-Priority auto or Manual exposure mode, shutter fires at speed set, and when set from 1/250 to 1/2000sec., shutter is automatically set to 1/125 sec

Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash:

Possible with built-in TTL flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlights such as SB-27, SB-26, SB-23, and SB-16B

Manual flash light output compensation:

Can be controlled from +1EV to -3EV in 1/3 step increments

Flash ready-light:

Without flash: Blinks when using flash is recommended (with scene brightness darker than EV10 at ISO 100 or scene brightness of EV10 or higher at ISO 100 where the center portion is darker than other areas by more than 1EV) With flash: Lights up when built-in TTL flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlight is ready to fire or blinks to warn of insufficient light for correct exposure

Accessory shoe:

Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact; ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact

Film loading:

Film automatically advances to first frame when shutter release button is depressed once

Film advance:

In S (Single-frame) shooting mode, film automatically advances one frame when shutter is released: in CH (Continuous High) or CL (Continuous Low) shooting mode, shots are taken as long as shutter release button is depressed; in CH mode, shooting speed is approx. 2.0fps, and in CL, approx. 1.2fps

Frame counter:

Additive type; counts back while film is rewinding

Film rewind:

Automatically rewinds by sliding film rewind lever while pressing film rewind button; approx. 26 sec. per 36-exp. roll or 19 sec. per 24-exposure film roll; stops automatically when film is rewound

Camera back:

Hinged back; unchangeable

Power source:

6V lithium battery pack (CR-P2/DL-223A or equivalent)

Checking battery power:

Battery power is sufficient if shutter speed and aperture indications appear on the LCD panel and viewfinder by turning camera on or by lightly pressing shutter release button, and remain on for approx. 8 sec. after finger is removed from the button; battery power is insufficient if these indications turn off immediately after finger is removed from the button; if LCD blinks and shutter does not operate, batteries are exhausted or improperly loaded


Approx. 650g or 23 oz. (without battery pack)

Dimensions (W X H X D) :

154.5 X 100 X 66.5mm or 6.1 X 4.0 X 2.6 in.

*** Lens compatibility ***

  1. The following can not be attached to the N6006 (body or lens may be damaged) : Non-AI, Fisheye 6mm/5.6, Fisheye OP 10mm/5.6, 200-600mm/9.5 (#280001 to 301922), ED 180-600mm/8 (#174041 to 174180), ED 360-1200mm/11 (#174031 to 174127), 400mm/5.6 and 600mm/5.6 with focusing unit AU-1, PC 28mm/4 (#180900 or smaller), PC 35mm/2.8 (#851001 to 906200), reflex 1000mm/11 (#142361 to 143000), reflex 2000mm/11 (#200111 to 200310)

  2. The following teleconverter/lenses can not be used (Correct exposure may not be obtained) AF Teleconverter TC-16/TC-16A, AF Nikkor 80mm/2.8, AF Nikkor 200mm/3.5 IF.

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